Can I get a loan against my 2019 tax refund?
Editor’s Note: While our Refund Advance offer ended on February 29, 2020, you can still read about the benefits of working with our tax pros to get the most from your taxes with H&R Block.
You could wait patiently for your tax refund during tax season. It’s part of the process, right? And, while you are waiting, life is happening. There are bills due and unexpected expenses to pay. If unexpected events come up, you may be wondering, “is there a faster way to get access to money?”
We understand the impact any delay on your refund may have on your finances, and that’s why we offer Refund AdvanceDisclaimer number109. Scroll to bottom of page. at H&R Block. With an interest-free loan on your tax refund through H&R Block, you could receive up to $3,500 within minutes of filing.
What is a tax advance loan, exactly? A refund advance at H&R Block is a great way to get money sooner and not have to worry about the time it takes the IRS to issue your refund. While the money is not your actual refund, this type of loan is repaid from your refund.
Tax advance loan fact vs. fiction
Does a loan of up to $3,500 against your tax refund sounds too good to be true? And, seriously, who offers such a generous tax advance loan? Take a look as we uncover the facts behind the Refund Advance loan offered in H&R Block tax offices. Spoiler alert — it’s the real deal.
Fiction – It takes a long time to get approved and receive a tax advance loan.
Fact – You can receive your Refund Advance within minutes of filing your tax return. You’ll leave our office with an H&R Block Emerald Prepaid Mastercard®Disclaimer number110. Scroll to bottom of page.
and approved applicants will be notified by text or email when the loan is approved.
Fiction – It’s probably only a limited number of people who get approved.
Fact – While not everyone is approved, the Refund Advance loan program at H&R Block has high approval rates. To be approved, you must have passed certain eligibility requirements (such as ID verification and a sufficient refund amount), and then the lender’s underwriting requirements.
Fiction – My credit score will be affected if I apply for a Refund Advance loan.
Fact – As part of the application process, Axos Bank® (the lender for Refund Advance) will review your credit report, but the review doesn’t impact your credit score. So, you can apply for a Refund Advance without worrying about any impact to your credit score.
Fiction – There’s a cost to apply for the tax advance loan.
Fact – There are no loan fees. Plus, the money you receive is yours at 0% interest. Really!
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